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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
* There is no public transport.
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* There is no public transport, however the town can easily be traversed by foot. The locals are friendly enough to hitch a ride with as well.
 
Glenorchynz Information Centre & Store provides free maps of the local area, and you can talk to a local about activities.
 
Glenorchynz Information Centre & Store provides free maps of the local area, and you can talk to a local about activities.
  
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Be sure to register with the DOC before leaving on any tramp as this will be your best method of someone noticing that you haven't returned and starting a search.
 
Be sure to register with the DOC before leaving on any tramp as this will be your best method of someone noticing that you haven't returned and starting a search.
  
* '''Backpackers Express /Buckleys''',Phone Glenorchynz Info centre 03 4092049 [http://www.glenorchyinfocentre.co.nz]. [email protected] to arrange for transport to any of the below tracks from either Queenstown or Glenorchy.
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* '''Backpackers Express /Buckleys,Phone Glenorchynz Info centre 03 4092049 [http://www.glenorchyinfocentre.co.nz]. [email protected] to arrange for transport to any of the below tracks from either Queenstown or Glenorchy.
  
 
:* '''[[Routeburn Track]]'''.  One of the DOC's ''Great Walks''.  32km through Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks.  Not a circuit track, so take this into consideration.  However hiking from the Glenorchy end of the track you could link it with the Caples or Greenstone tracks to keep a base out of Glenorchy.  The Routeburn takes an average of 3 days, 2 nights to complete.  Peak season is late October to late April and bookings are '''required'''.  During peak season the huts are supplied with gas cookers, cold running water and some heating.  During the off peak season, especially during winter, the track may be impassable.
 
:* '''[[Routeburn Track]]'''.  One of the DOC's ''Great Walks''.  32km through Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks.  Not a circuit track, so take this into consideration.  However hiking from the Glenorchy end of the track you could link it with the Caples or Greenstone tracks to keep a base out of Glenorchy.  The Routeburn takes an average of 3 days, 2 nights to complete.  Peak season is late October to late April and bookings are '''required'''.  During peak season the huts are supplied with gas cookers, cold running water and some heating.  During the off peak season, especially during winter, the track may be impassable.
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
* '''Glenorchy Hotel'''.  Enjoy a beer and a game of pool with the locals. Happy Hour, wireless Internet, bottle shop, free car parking and luggage storage. Home of Glenorchynz Info Centre & Store. Home of The Back Packers Retreat, self contained cottage with full cooking facilities, TV lounge, full laundry, fire and more.
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* '''Glenorchy Hotel'''.  Enjoy a beer and a game of pool with the locals. Happy Hour, great restaurant open everyday, wireless Internet, track transport departs from here, bottle shop, grocery supplies, mountain bike & fishing rod hire, free car parking and luggage storage. Rooms from 90.00, ensuite rooms. Home of Glenorchynz Info Centre & Store. Activity bookings; [email protected] Home of The Back Packers Retreat, self contained cottage with full cooking facilities, TV lounge, full laundry, fire and more.
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* '''Kinloch Lodge'''.  Excellent New Zealand wine list. Enjoy this overlooking Lake Watatipu while watching the changing colours of the mountains as the sun sets.
 
* '''Kinloch Lodge'''.  Excellent New Zealand wine list. Enjoy this overlooking Lake Watatipu while watching the changing colours of the mountains as the sun sets.
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
* '''Glenorchy Hotel''' 64 3 442 9902, Free phone 0800-453-667 [http://www.glenorchynz.com/]. " the local bar and restaurant".  Backpackers from NZ$18 ''(Sleeping bag required)''; Shared facility rooms from NZ$90; Ensuite rooms from NZ$120.00. Track transport departs from hotel.
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* '''Glenorchy Hotel 64 3 442 9902, Free phone 0800-453-667 [http://www.glenorchynz.com/]. " the local bar and restaurant".  Backpackers from NZ$18 ''(Sleeping bag required)''; Shared facility rooms from NZ$90; Ensuite rooms from NZ$120.00. Track transport departs from hotel. Full infoc entre & store; [email protected]
  
 
* Glenorchy Information Centre, Glenorchynz info Centre & Store, the place for track, weather and activity information. Bottle store & grocery supplies. Track transport bookings. Mountain bike and fishing rod hire, fishing supplies; [email protected]
 
* Glenorchy Information Centre, Glenorchynz info Centre & Store, the place for track, weather and activity information. Bottle store & grocery supplies. Track transport bookings. Mountain bike and fishing rod hire, fishing supplies; [email protected]

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